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chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia


Definition: a specific type of slowly worsening weakness of the ocular muscles, usually associated with a pigmentary retinopathy.

See: Kearns-Sayre syndrome, oculopharyngeal dystrophy

Synonym(s): ocular myopathy

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